I've been playing badminton for the past year or so on my high school team, but I'm not very good. I'm hoping that I can get onto the Varsity team next year playing mixed doubles. Right now, I'm using a cheap wilson titanium smash racket. It's okay, but I'm not really happy with it. I'm used to the racket by now, but it doesn't feel right. I want to get a new racket, and after reading all the reviews and related posts on this forum, I have some general ideas of what I'm looking for, but I'm still not quite sure. Being a girl, I play up front often and I need a racket with good control, preferably head light or even balanced. I usually do lots of drops, drives, and when I get the chance, net kills. I want a racket that's a little lighter than the one I have now, so < 90 grams, perhaps oval shaped since I'm used to playing with an oval racket. I'm not really sure if I'm a defensive player or an attacker.. I play for about 6 - 10 hours a week. While it's great if the racket looks pretty, I care about the durability and performance more. My preferred rice range is about $60 - $80 US, but I can stretch out the budget to about $120. =P I've been thinking about the BK M-2008QC, but the reviews don't mention much about how much control it has, and I'm afraid maybe the racket is too advanced for my skills. And since I'm a newbie at this stuff, any recommendations for the type of string and tension to use would be awesome. Thanks in advance for tips and advice.